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DNR warns against toxic algae blooms

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outdoors River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is warning people enjoying the state's lakes to avoid water that looks like pea soup.

Record-high temperatures are causing toxic blue-green algae blooms on many of the state's recreational waters. Water which contains green, blue, white, red or brown scum could hurt those who come in contact with it, including pets.

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The most common symptoms of blue-green algae poisoning are rash, stomach pain and difficulty breathing.

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